The determinants of Bangladesh's imports: a gravity model analysis under panel data

Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2009) The determinants of Bangladesh's imports: a gravity model analysis under panel data. In: 38th Australian Conference of Economists (ACE 2009), 28-30 Sep 2009, Adelaide, Australia.

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This paper applies the generalized gravity model to analyze the Bangladesh’s import trade with its major trading partners using the panel data estimation technique. Our results show that Bangladesh’s imports are determined by the inflation rates, per capita income differentials and openness of the countries involved in trade. Also the country’s imports are found to be influenced to a great extent by the border between India and Bangladesh. The country specific effects show that the influence of neighbouring countries is more than that of distant countries on Bangladesh’s imports.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retains copyright.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2009 03:02
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: gravity model; panel data; Bangladesh; imports
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140304 Panel Data Analysis
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140210 International Economics and International Finance
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9103 International Trade > 910303 Trade Policy

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